Conferences & Events Early September

SEPTEMBER 7th, 2019: 2019 Watershed By Bike. Shuttle, bike, learn! Explore and learn about one of the most beautiful sections of the Middle Colorado watershed with Middle Colorado Watershed Council. Meet at Glenwood Adventure Company at 8:15 a.m. to shuttle to Bair Ranch, where riders will start their ride through scenic Glenwood Canyon. There will be educational stops along the way with featured speakers. Bikes and helmets are included as well! Suggested donation is $10/person. For registration click HERE.

SEPTEMBER 12th, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.: Pika Trail Hike. Join the Mountain Area Land Trust for a hike in Fairplay. Learn about MALT’s work on Pennsylvania Mountain Natural Area. Please meet at Sacramento Creek Ranch at 9:30 a.m. and carpool to the Pika Trailhead Parking Lot. Bring your lunch and join them back at Sacramento Creek Ranch after the hike for a tour of their newest acquisition! Please RSVP by September 5th to or call 303-679-0950.

SEPTEMBER 14th, 2019 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.: Fall into Fertilizer. Test your soil with Colorado Master Gardeners and Cherry Creek Stewardship Partners! 20 spots are available. See more HERE. Register on the Tagawa Gardens website HERE.

SEPTEMBER 17th-19th, 2019: San Luis Valley Rural Philanthropy Days. RPD conferences include many opportunities to increase your understanding of nonprofit best practices, collaborate with other community leaders, and connect with Front Range and local funders. The funder roundtables are a signature of the RPD program and provide a unique opportunity to meet with grant-makers in a rural setting. The goal of RPD is to bring increased access to resources to support sustainable rural nonprofits, increase the engagement of funders in rural communities, and encourage effective collaboration on a regional scale. For more information head HERE.

SEPTEMBER 18th, 2019: Colorado River District’s Annual Water Seminar. Registration is open for the Colorado River District’s Annual Water Seminar set for 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. “Uncertainty: You can count on it; Feast or famine on the Colorado River” is the theme of this year’s affordable, one-day briefing on important Colorado River challenges. As the theme suggests, the historic poor snow year of 2018 was completely reversed by the healthy snowpack of 2019 and the unusual runoff, which continues to be strong. The cost to attend is $35 in advance and $45 at the door; the cost includes lunch. For full information and registration click HERE.

SEPTEMBER 20th & 21st, 2019: Pedaling the Poudre Tours. Join the Poudre Heritage Alliance, Water Education Colorado, the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed, City of Fort Collins Utilities, and Bike Fort Collins on September 20th or 21st to learn about the various uses and benefits of the Cache la Poudre River. All participants must bring their own bikes and be able to bike approximately 9 miles one-way. Additionally, all participants must wear a helmet to ride. This event is free, but space is limited. Click HERE to register.

SEPTEMBER 21st, 2019: Autumnal Equinox Walk with Cherry Creek Stewardship Partners. 8:00 a.m. at the Cherry Creek Valley Eco. Park. Bring binoculars for a chance to see the natural world as the season changes. See the event HERE.

OCTOBER 8th - 10th, 2019: 2019 Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference "The Human Element" at the Westin Riverfront Resort, Avon, CO. The 2019 conference will explore the influence of The Human Element on water and watersheds in Colorado and the West. Our growing human presence and resulting impacts on watersheds is undeniable. At the same time, our human experiences and social/emotional connections to watersheds are integral components to be considered in the work to preserve, protect and restore our watersheds. Together we will delve into our impacts and connections. We will look for ways our influence can be fostered and mitigated to avoid loving our home to death. For more information visit our SCW CONFERENCE webpage.

OCTOBER 23rd & 24th, 2019: The 30th Annual South Platte Forum. The annual conference will be full of expert speakers, relevant exhibitions, and informative topics, all set in The Westin Westminster. There will also be an off-site networking event for attendees on Wednesday, the 24th. To claim your spot, head HERE.

OCTOBER 30th, 2019 from 8:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: 11th Annual Water Conservation Symposium hosted by Colorado WaterWise at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The event will cover water, climate, drought, and planning for the future. For more information and registration, click HERE.